World IBD Day (inflammatory bowel diseases) is observed on May 19 in the world. This day aims at uniting, guiding the people and also fighting against ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease through spreading awareness. IBD (inflammatory bowel diseases) was established in 2010 at Digestive Disease Week in the United States of America. It is necessary to spread awareness about this day because untreated IBD may result in complications such as malnutrition, blood loss, intestinal rupture, and colorectal cancer.
To reduce the risk of experiencing the complications of the disease, certain anti-inflammatory drugs, immune system suppressors, and antibiotics are prescribed to an IBD patient to relieve symptoms of the disease. If not treated on time, inflammatory bowel disease can result in serious health complications such as ulcers also developing in the colon, inflammatory bowel disease.
The detailed explanation about IBD (inflammatory bowel diseases) is as follows:
What is IBD?
IBD or Inflammatory Bowel Disease is a group of intestine related disorders. Ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease are the two most types of inflammatory bowel diseases.
Date of establishment-
This day was established in 2010 at Digestive Disease Week in the United States. It is necessary to spread awareness about this day.
Symptoms of IBD (inflammatory bowel disease)-
The symptom of inflammatory bowel disease is the inflammation of the digestive tract. The risk factors may include genetics, age, a weak immune system, and smoking. Treatment methods range from medications and surgery to dietary and lifestyle regulations. Regular exercise and quitting habits such as smoking and drinking are also recommended. Some common symptoms of the disease are as follows:
What Causes Inflammatory Bowel Disease?
The main cause for inflammation behind inflammatory disease is unknown, doctors believe it is possibly a result of immune system malfunction that is characterised by attack on your digestive tract by your own body’s immune cells. Additionally, heredity also plays a significant role in the onset of IBD. Other factors like stress and unhealthy diet can aggravate the condition and can make it worse.
Untreated IBD (inflammatory bowel disease) may result in following complications-
Untreated IBD (inflammatory bowel disease) may result in complications such as malnutrition, blood loss, intestinal rupture, and colorectal cancer.
Treatment of inflammatory bowel disease-
IBD is often treated by Colonoscopy. Certain blood tests & also endoscopic procedures or imaging tests including X-ray, CT scan, MRI can also be conducted in order to confirm the disease. If not treated on time, inflammatory bowel disease can result in serious health complications such as ulcers also developing in the colon, inflammatory bowel disease. Mass bowel disease is extremely painful to deal with.
Diet Recommended for Inflammatory Bowel Disease
The type of diet recommended for inflammatory bowel disease is a low-residue diet. This type of diet aims at restricting dietary fibre intake. The suggested intake amount is between 10 to 15 g per day. The objective is to refrain from foods that may cause bowel activity simulation.
Foods to include are as follows:
Avoidable Diet Inflammatory bowel disease-
Foods that may trigger IBD flares must be excluded from an inflammatory bowel disease diet. IBD flare trigger implies reappearance of IBD symptoms such as cramping, diarrhoea, and bleeding. Some foods to be avoided are as follows: